Austrian insurer UNIQA announced it successfully concluded the merger of its units with the former AXA subsidiaries in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia acquired a year ago
for a total cash consideration of EUR 1.0 billion.
The first half year statistics recently published by the Czech National Bank - CNB show that at the end of June the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 89 billion (~EUR 3.5 billion), up by 4% y-o-y.
Property insurance claims paid by Czech insurers in the first half of 2021 reached CZK 5.6 billion, up by almost 20% y-o-y, following the increased severity and frequency of the weather extreme events in 2021 as compared with 2020. The total number of claims files wet up by 76.6%, to 154,186.
Italian group GENERALI announced that the Czech National Bank (CNB) approved the appointment of Lenka KEJIKOVA as new CEO of Generali pension company (GPS) in the Czech Republic and a member of its Board of Directors. She was nominated last 1st of July taking over the role from Radek MOC, who is now focusing on his function as Head of Strategy in the Austria, CEE & Russia Region.
RENOMIA, the leading Czech insurance broker, will gain a 30% business share in the Croatian market leader FORTIUS INTER PARTES (Fortius), thus significantly strengthening its current position in Croatia and at the same time entering two new countries - Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Fortius has branches.
Tornadoes are more common in Europe than is perhaps thought, with over 100 occurring on average each year across the continent, Laurent MARESCOT, Senior Director, Market and Product Expert for EMEA and CIS with RMS said in a post on LinkedIn.
Insurance companies in the Czech Republic estimate the damage caused by a devastating tornado last Thursday at CZK 3.6 billion (approx. EUR 140.5 million), announced Radio Prague International today.
Generali CEE Holding announced
the merger of its Czech and Slovak units: Generali Ceska pojistovna and Generali Slovakia. Generali in Slovakia will operate as a branch of Generali Ceska pojistovna, under the name Generali Poistovna, a branch of an insurance company from another Member State.
The Q1 2021 figures recently published by the Czech National Bank - CNB show that the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 44.7 billion (~EUR 1.7 billion), up by 2.7% y-o-y, confirming the 2.4% year-on-year increase posted by Czech Insurance Association - CAP.
Generali CEE announced that from 2022, its Czech unit - Generali Ceska pojistovna will not continue to insure CEZ Group's conventional coal-fired power plants. "This decision to end the cooperation in the field of coal insurance was reached after a mutual agreement between the largest Czech insurance company and CEZ Group".
According to Q1 2021 preliminary data reported by Czech Insurance Association - CAP, the local insurance market totaled CZK 37.68 billion (~EUR 1.44 billion).
CSOB Group, one of the largest banking and insurance institutions in the Czech Republic, has selected Earnix
, a global provider of advanced rating, pricing, and product personalization solutions for insurers and banks, to integrate its analytical personalization system into the Czech insurer personal lines insurance offering.
According to a regular report conducted by CAP (the Czech Insurance Association) on COVID-19 impact on member insurance companies, about three quarters of employees in insurance companies work remotely.
A quarter of Czechs still lose part of their savings to inflation. They consider cash or a current account to be the most suitable way to save money, according to a survey by Generali Investments CEE related to the Lion`s Share project.
The YE2020 statistics recently published by the Czech National Bank - CNB show that the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 168 billion (~EUR 6.4 billion), up by 1.23% y-o-y.
The life segment decreased by almost 3% to CZK 51.8 billion, while the value of paid claims and indemnities - including the change in balance of technical provisions, remained unchanged at CZK 37.5 billion.
In the case of general insurance segment, the same indicators were as follows: FY2020 GWP of CZK 116.2 billion (up by more than 3% y-o-y) and January-December 2020 payments of CZK 54.3 billion, down by 6.3% y-o-y.
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According to preliminary data released by CAP - the Czech Insurance Association, at the end of 2020, the GWP generated by the CAP members totaled CZK 141.21 billion (EUR 5.38 billion), up by 3.61% y-o-y.
The members of Czech Insurance Association (CAP) announced that during last year they inspected a total of 9,362 suspicious insurance caim files, 14% more y-o-y, detecting insurance fraud in total amount of CZK 1.23 billion (~EUR 48 million) , 8.7% more y-o-y.
CAP - The Czech Insurance Association announced in a statement the renewed structure of its highest body. As it does every two years, the assembly of association elected the nine members of its Presidium.
The insurance market of Czech Republic ended the first 9 months of the year with GWP of CZK 126.5 billion (EUR 4.6 billion), up by 1.44% y-o-y, according to the figures published by the Czech National Bank (CNB).
Czech insurers ended the first half of 2020 with GWP worth EUR 3.16 billion. Which is 4.29% less y-o-y, the Central Bank's statistics show. However, in local currency, the rate growth remained slightly positive, of about 0.6% y-o-y. In fact, the overall negative trend was mainly driven by the life insurance segment which saw a 16.8% decline in GWP, thus losing about 5p.p. of its weight in the market portfolio.